The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 6:00 a.m. on 3/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 3/15/2019, MPD received 485 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown. MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
To further break down the 485 calls for service for the past 24-hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (100), East (96), Midtown (73), North (63), South (52), West (77), and Other (24). Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City. For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other".
1) NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:56 p.m. Officers responded to the Rodeway Inn & Suites on Hayes Rd for a report of a 31-year old WF found deceased by a friend. Nothing obviously suspicious located on scene. Medical Examiner's office plugged in. Investigation continuing.
2) MIDTOWN: Assist Outside Agency/Check Person – 11:16 a.m. MPD responded to a local hospital where a 50-year-old AAM subject had been voluntarily seeking mental health treatment. Due to escalating behaviors, the hospital determined he could no longer stay there and would need to be conveyed to Winnebago on a Ch 51 return. The Dane County Sheriff's Office assisted MPD in transporting the subject to Winnebago for further evaluation and treatment.
3) MIDTOWN: Recovered/Stolen Outside Agency – 3:15 p.m. Hertz Rental contacted MPD while tracking one of their stolen vehicles with GPS to the BP Gas Station at 4501 Verona Rd. Officers monitored it for a period of time with no one coming to the car. Vehicle is cleared and recovered. Video Surveillance is reviewed and a suspect (AAM in his 20's) is observed exiting the driver's seat of the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
4) MIDTOWN: Battery – 4:40 p.m. Officers responded to Macy's at Hilldale Mall when the suspect (17-year-old AAF) took over $500 worth of merchandise and battered the loss prevention worker/victim (31-year-old WM) when he was trying to stop her. The suspect was arrested for felony retail theft and battery. Investigation continuing.
5) WEST: Missing Adult – 5:27 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a residence on the west side reference a report of a missing adult. An adult daughter called to report her father (66-year-old AAM) as missing. Officers aired an ATL and entered him as missing. Investigation continuing.
6) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:49 p.m. Officers responded after the suspect (35-year-old AAM) went to the victim's (26-year-old AAF) house and they started to argue about child custody. The argument became physical and the suspect struck the victim. The suspect was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Battery. Investigation continuing.
7) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:42 p.m. Officers responded to an address on the north side for a report of a runaway juvenile. According to her mother, the runaway (14-year-old HF) ran away from middle school on 3/14/19 around 9:30 AM. No safety concerns were identified. Attempt to locate aired and the juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
8) CENTRAL: Trespass – 10:20 p.m. MPD was called by Taco Bell staff to remove a frequent trespasser and panhandler from their property. The suspect (49-year-old AAM) subsequently engaged in disruptive behavior with officers which included trying to kick and spit. The suspect was ultimately issued misdemeanor citations. Investigation continuing.
9) NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:58 p.m. Officers responded to an address on the north side for a report of a runaway juvenile (12-year-old AAF) who was last seen at her middle school. It seems likely this is connect to the missing juvenile report in item #7. No safety concerns were identified. Attempt to locate aired and the juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
10) SOUTH: Missing/Runway Juvenile – 1:05 a.m. Officers responded to an address on the south side for a report of a missing juvenile (14-year-old AAF) who was last seen at her middle school in Verona. No safety concerns were identified. Attempt to locate aired and the juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.